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A FAVORITE

Winner of the 2017 PlancheMag test, the Kode FreeWave is our fast wave, freestyle and freeride cross-over board. Each size is designed to ride in either thruster fin setup for more maneuverability and grip or single fin configuration for speed.

The smallest size (86) is delivered with a set of thruster fins that combines a MFC TF 19 center fin with Drake Natural Wave 11 side fins for a blend of speed, grip, maneuverability and stability in all conditions.

The bigger sizes (94, 103 and 109) are delivered with the new MFC FreeWave single fin for more speed, more directional stability and earlier planing.

A reference and a favorite in the freewave segment.

The Kode FreeWave have all-new shapes across the range for 2018 that are on average 3 cm shorter for extra maneuverability, control and a more compact feeling. New double concave distribution adds crispness, comfort through chop and extra grip in the turns.



 

86 | 94 | 103 | 109

SHORTER OUTLINES

The new 2018 Kode FreeWaves are up to 4 cm shorter than the previous generation boards, for lengths around 230 cm.

Having a shorter, more compact outline improves maneuverability, responsiveness as well as comfort by reducing swing weight.

We avoided making them much shorter, not to lose a favourite characteristic of the Kode FreeWaves: traction and directional stability.
BOTTOM SHAPE

BOTTOM SHAPE

Starboard's 'spiralling Vee' bottom shape concept combined with a new double concave distribution gives the Kode FreeWaves their responsiveness, grip, reactivity and comfort.

The concaves are slightly shallower compared to the previous models and more evenly distributed throughout the bottom.

BULLET-NOSE ROCKER

Everything is built around a fast rocker with a low nose angle to reduce drag, maximize control and top speed.

A flat section between the mast track and front footstrap promotes early planing. Just the right amount of tail kick makes for responsive wave riding.

THIN AND SHARP RAILS

Rails are soft and thin in the nose for a smooth entry into turns without chatter, allowing you to focus on exiting the turn with speed.

Sharper rails in the mid and back sections enhance grip, control and drive in the turns. Sharp rails also help to get the board planing quicker, with better water release.
FIN SETUP

FIN SETUP

Single or thruster. You choose.

The Kode FreeWaves come with two StarBox, one US box and plugs to suit your preferred fin set up.

The StarBox system allows to fit Slot Box fins in five seconds, remembers your last settings to get you faster on the water and is also compatible with US box fins.
Learn more about the Fin Setup

SLOT or US BOX?

The StarBox fits notched Slot Box fins for fast fit-'n-go system.

It also fits US box fins for the classic system that pivots to reduce fin damage if you hit the reef.

PLUGS

Lightweight (13 grams) plugs seal unused boxes to reduce drag.

Insert and secure them like you would with a Slot Box fin. To remove the plugs, loosen the side screw and push down gently on the front of the plug.

FIN SETUP

In the thruster setup, stiffer front Drake Natural Wave G-10 fins provide lateral stability and grip while driving the board through the turns. The new MFC TF tail fin provides traction, speed, grip and comfort in all conditions.

 

In single fin set up, the new MFC FreeWave single fin accelerates quickly and reaches maximum speed faster thanks to the new shorter tip which minimizes drag. Lightweight plugs are provided to fill the unused boxes and eliminate drag.

THRUSTER UPGRADE PACKAGE

Thruster fins are available as a an optional upgrade package, for a price of 99 euros when purchased with a Kode FreeWave.

Kode FreeWave 86

Kode FreeWave 94

Kode FreeWave 103

Kode FreeWave 109

Thruster Upgrade Pack

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MFC TF 20
+
2 x Drake Natural Wave 11

MFC TF 20
+
2 x Drake Natural Wave 13

MFC TF 21
+
2 x Drake Natural Wave 13

Price

99 €

99 €

99 €

99 €

DELUXE FOOTSTRAPS AND PADS

DELUXE FOOTSTRAPS AND PADS

The Kode FreeWaves are fitted with 10mm thick Sponge pads that provides comfort over extended sessions and confidence to go higher.

For 2018, the new iteration of the Drake Deluxe footstraps use a RPET 450D cover made from recycled PET bottles by Waste2Wear and feature strap-size indicators for easy adjustments on the go.

CARBON L.C.F.

The Kode FreeWaves are available in three technologies: Carbon Reflex, our Flax Balsa construction and our new Carbon L.C.F. technology designed for the lightest weight but also the lowest carbon footprint.

At 86 kg of CO2 emissions for a 117 liter board, Carbon L.C.F. is our most environmentally-friendly board yet, using bio resin and our exclusive end-grain Balsa sandwich core instead of conventional PVC.
Learn more about Carbon L.C.F.

CO2 EMISSIONS PER TECHNOLOGY

Our bio-resin has half the carbon emissions footprint as conventional epoxy resin and end-grain Balsa has a tenth of the footprint of conventional PVC sandwich cores.

 

Boards built using the Carbon L.C.F. technology use Smart Carbon vectors: putting the carbon smartly in the right places for an optimized combination of stiffness, flex and feel and ultimately allowing us to use less of it.

 

We've also removed all plastic from our packaging: bubble-wrap, plastic dust bags and EPS blocks have been replaced with honeycomb and corrugated cardboard to further reduce the carbon footprint of a Starboard.

 

FLAX BALSA

Flax Balsa is an innovative technology using natural flax fibres to add stiffness instead of carbon fibres, combined with an end-grain balsa bottom sandwich and a recyclable PET foam deck sandwich.

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CARBON REFLEX

The Carbon Reflex construction is our lightest, most exclusive and limited edition flagship construction using the lightest biaxial carbon.

They offer more feel, more responsiveness and more flex than conventional boards. The Carbon Reflex is limited in stock, built to order with a four month delivery lead time.

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Specifications

Model

Kode FreeWave 86

Kode FreeWave 94

Kode FreeWave 103

Kode FreeWave 109

Technology

Carbon L.C.F. | Flax Balsa

Carbon L.C.F. | Flax Balsa

Carbon L.C.F. | Flax Balsa

Carbon L.C.F. | Flax Balsa

Volume

86

94

103

109

Length

229 cm

230 cm

231 cm

231 cm

Width

59.3 cm

61.3 cm

65 cm

66 cm

Tail Width

38.5 cm

38.5 cm

41.7 cm

42.7 cm

Thickness

12.0 cm

11.5 cm

12.5 cm

12.9 cm

Bottom Shape (Tail to Nose)

Flat Vee to Double Concave

Flat Vee to Double Concave

Flat Vee to Double Concave

Flat Vee to Double Concave

Footstrap Rows

2

2

2

2

Fins

1 x MFC TF 19 + 2 x Drake Natural Wave 11

MFC FreeWave 28

MFC FreeWave 30

MFC FreeWave 32

Finbox

US Box + 2 x StarBox

US Box + 2 x StarBox

US Box + 2 x StarBox

US Box + 2 x StarBox

Fin Range

10 - 26

10 - 28

12 - 30

12 - 32

Sail Range

4.0m² - 6.0m²

4.5m² - 6.5m²

5.0m² - 7.0m²

5.5m² - 7.5m²

Weight (Carbon L.C.F.)

6.50 kg

6.65 kg

6.90 kg

7.10 kg

Weight (Flax Balsa)

6.60 kg

6.75 kg

7.00 kg

7.20 kg